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Veteran Republican Stan Corrigan laid to rest

Veteran Republican Stan Corrigan laid to rest

The funeral Mass took place yesterday of veteran Republican Kieran ‘Stan’ Corrigan.

Originally from Tyrone, the Ballymascanlon man passed away peacefully at his home in Aghaboys on Friday.

His daughter Edel is a county councillor for Sinn Féin and she was joined by mother Kate and sister Saoirse as well as other family and friends at The Church of the Holy Redeemer in Ard Easmuinn yesterday for his funeral Mass, which was followed by burial in St Patrick’s Cemetery in Dowdallshill.

Mr Corrigan had served time in the Maze Prison during the Troubles. He was arrested along with six others in a British army raid of a farmhouse in Tyrone and served six years from 1975 to 1981.

In recent years Mr Corrigan had been working to identify the graves of deceased republicans to produce a map around Dundalk.

Tyrone Sinn Féin Commemoration Committee noted his passing on its Facebook page, saying he was a “founding member” and was “immensely proud” of the group.

Their tribute read: “It is with the deepest regret we report the death of our friend, founding member, and comrade Stan Corrigan. Stan played a pivotal role in the fight for Irish Freedom and was not found wanting in the darkest days of struggle. He was immensely proud of Tyrone and the Commemoration Committee. He was a tireless agent for change and a leader, who was always there to provide advice and guidance to our youth. Throughout his life, Stan touched the hearts and minds of many of his comrades. We should use the example that Stan set in life, to drive us on toward attaining the freedom for which he was willing to lay down his life. He will never be forgotten. Our thoughts go out to Kate, Edel, & Saoirse Rest in peace, Stan.”

Stan is also survived by his brothers John, Paddy, Paul and Peter and sister Teresa. Sympathy is extended to his many family and friends.

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